Antioch Traveling Closet

Welcome to the ATC

The ATC is in Good Hands with Allstate!


Thank you to Allstate volunteer Priscilla Callans for being a positive force for change in our community. She gave her time and enabled us to receive a Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant.

The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists, and employees care about most by providing Helping Hands Grants to nonprofits where they volunteer their time to bring out the good in their communities.

— Lisa Fisher


 


Great News! The Antioch Pizza Shop has agreed to hold a fundraiser to benefit the Antioch Traveling Closet on Tuesday, December 4. Simply present the special certificate to the cashier when paying for your order and the Antioch Pizza Shop will donate 15% of your tab to the ATC!

For more details about the fundraiser and to get a copy of the certificate, click here.

Questions? Contact Lisa Fisher at lisa@antiochtravelingcloset.org.

Hope to see you on December 4th at the Antioch Pizza Shop!


 

On the lookout…

We’re currently on the lookout for donations to our December event! The items we need are:

  • brand-new kids underwear
  • baby wipes
  • gift cards and presents for kids ages newborn to 16
  • laundry soap (smaller bottles are best)
  • bathroom cleaner
  • household cleaner
  • brand new hats and gloves, sizes kids to adult
  • toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • feminine products
  • deodorant for teens, men, and women
  • kids shampoo and body soap
  • adult shampoo and conditioner
  • bar and liquid soap
  • disposable razors
  • Q-tips
  • paper towels

If you know of any schools, scout troops, work places, and/or other organizations that would be willing to have a donation drive for us, please let us know. It would be greatly appreciated!

If you’d like to be a volunteer for the ATC’s December event, click here to send us your contact information!

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Fisher at lisa@antiochtravelingcloset.org.

Thanks a lot and see you in December!


 


Lisa Fisher is thrilled to announce that Bombas, the maker of world-class socks, has donated 4,000 pairs of their socks to the ATC for distribution to Antioch’s needy residents!When the founders of Bombas heard that socks are the #1 most-requested clothing item at homeless shelters, they decided to do something about it. They founded their company on the principle that they will donate one pair of their socks to charitable organizations for each pair they sell. Once the word got out about the company’s goal and the quality of their merchandise, there was no turning back. As of this writing (9/2/18), Bombas has donated nearly 9,500,000 pairs of socks to the needy.The company’s name derives from the Latin word for “bumblebee.” As stated on the Bombas website:

“Bees live in a hive and work together to make their world a better place. They’re small, but their combined actions have a big impact on the world. We like that. That’s why our mantra is ‘bee better.'”

All of us at the ATC sincerely thank Bombas for teaming with us as we both seek to fulfill our mutual goal of helping the needy—one pair of feet at a time.


Check Out Lisa Fisher and the ATC on Voyage Chicago!

An in-depth article featuring Lisa Fisher and the ATC story was published on the Voyage Chicago website on August 14th. The site publishes the most inspiring stories in the Chicagoland area. A number of photos seen for the first time appear on the webpage. Click here to read about the ATC!

Thanks for Dropping By, Antioch!

* * * August 11-12: Check out some photos! * * *
Click here for a direct link to the photos

ATC—A HELPING HAND

Welcome to the Antioch Traveling Closet website!

The Antioch Traveling Closet Corporation NFP is a non-for profit organization founded by Antioch resident, Lisa Fisher, that helps local families in need of clothing, toiletries, cleaning supplies, hair cuts, and schools supplies.

The Antioch Traveling Closet was formed in 2014 with a recruited handful of volunteers that has quickly grown to a widespread community effort supported through local businesses and caring residents.

The ATC Corp NFP is now a 501(c)(3) organization.


We Need Your Help!

For the past year we were fortunate enough to have our storage unit paid for by the Antioch Lions Club and the Antioch Firefighters Association. Click here to see the AFFA donation presentation photos.

Starting now, however, we’ll have to start paying the $160.00 monthly rental for our 10’x30′ storage unit through other donation sources. We need your help! If we continue to pay the monthly rental for the unit we will not be able to help families the way we want to.

Lisa Fisher sees the role of the ATC expanding in the future. She says her hope “is to find a location over the upcoming months that we can afford that will give us a place where we can collect donations, sort them, and have them on display. With a place like this, we can have more of these events or, in the event of an emergency, we can have volunteers go to that facility and begin immediately offering help right away.” This can’t be done without your help.

Please consider donating to keep the ATC alive and functioning. We appreciate all donations big and small! Donations are tax-deductible! PayPal and all major credit cards are accepted. The Antioch Traveling Closet is a 501(c)(3) organization.

 


Antioch Traveling Closet In the News!

Here’s a list of publications and websites in which stories about the ATC have appeared. Click the links to read the stories!


Let us know if you see any stories that we may have missed!

 


Volunteers Needed for the Next Traveling Closet

If you can spare a few hours helping the ATC cause, we’ll find a way for you to help! Click here to fill out the volunteer contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

 


Help the ATC help the needy with your tax-deductible donation! PayPal and all major credit cards are accepted. The Antioch Traveling Closet is a 501(c)(3) organization.